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    Do political pundits cause violence?

    Do you believe that political pundits cause violence against those they oppose?


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Do you believe that political pundits cause violence against those they oppose?
    They might incite someone to violence/illegal acts, but whether you can blame them for that is something for the Supreme Court, if anyone.
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Define "cause".
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Define "cause".
    Their words make people act out violently.


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Their words make people act out violently.
    you mean incite violence
    So follow me into the desert
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Their words make people act out violently.
    Are you asking is it possible for someone's word to "force" someone to act, as if they have no choice at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    you mean incite violence
    Actually I mean "cause", meaning it's the pundits fault when someone acts out violently.


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Actually I mean "cause", meaning it's the pundits fault when someone acts out violently.
    Well, that kind of leaves us with no choice except the first choice...

    If, however, you go to the incitement to violence point, it depends on your perspective.
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Are you asking is it possible for someone's word to "force" someone to act, as if they have no choice at all?
    No, no. I'm asking, essentially, if the pundit is at fault if violence occurs. I guess I should've worded it differently. I was doing a spin off of the video game thread so I used the same words.


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    No, no. I'm asking, essentially, if the pundit is at fault if violence occurs. I guess I should've worded it differently. I was doing a spin off of the video game thread so I used the same words.
    OK. It depends. If the pundit calls for people to kill a political figure and then someone does, I believe they can be charged. Other than that, if it is just "aggressive" speech, then NO, each of us is responsible for how we interpret what is said and what we do with that information.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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